As a queer artist, I am exploring desire and connection through my own sexual, and emotional lens. My work speaks with candor about body issues / body positivity, and is suffused with a sense of grief, solitude, pain and loneliness.

We live in a culture of heightened sexuality, with erotic advertising, and individuals trading their own nude images though social media. Yet we carry a sense of shame, loss and alienation. We feel vulnerable.  We may show our bodies online but making connections can be elusive.  I wonder how we can find our way through our desires and our identity, to find affection and affirmation as a community and individually. These are the dichotomies and conundrums that I am exploring.

“Our Faces” is an ongoing series of portraits of men and nonbinary folks showing what we look like, and the process of being seen through being photographed.

Robert Siegelman works primarily in photography and drawing. He taught at Tufts University in Boston, for forty years, and now teaches and works with artists privately.His work is in many  important collections including the Bill Arning Gay Art Collection, Boston Public Library, Harvard, MIT, The Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in New York City, The Leather Archives in Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

His drawing installation, “Do You Worry a Lot” was exhibited at Salem State University in 2017.  In 2018 a one-person photography exhibit, titled “In the Flesh” was held at HallSpace in Boston MA.

His photography was  exhibited in “Pride Photo”, which toured the Netherlands from 2022 through early 2023.